Perfect White Rice
This recipe can be used to make basmati rice and brown rice, too. To cook brown rice, increase the amount of water to 2 1/4 cups and the cooking time to 30 to 40 minutes; check rice after 30 minutes.
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1 cup unconverted white rice
Bring 1 3/4 cups water and salt to a rapid boil in a 2-quart saucepan. Stir rice into boiling water. Return mixture to a boil; reduce heat to a simmer.
Cover; cook without lifting lid to prevent steam from escaping until rice is done (15 to 20 minutes; check toward end of cooking time). The rice should be studded with steam holes when done.
Let stand, covered, 5 to 10 minutes, then fluff rice with a fork.